Verdi: The Great Operas [35 CDs]

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Giovanna d'Arco
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Attila
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
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Notes & Reviews:

2013 will herald the start Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial year. To kick off the Verdi year, EMI Classics presents the ultimate Verdi box set that celebrates famed Italian composer. Verdi: The Great Operas is a 35-CD set that brings together 16 of Verdi's operatic masterpieces, ranging from his first real success, Nabucco, to his last, Falstaff. Also included are such stalwarts of the repertoire as Aida, La traviata and Rigoletto.

Born on October 10, 1813, Verdi's operas are performed in operas houses all over the world and his status as one of the greatest opera composers of all, time has never been higher. Some of his music has become absorbed into popular culture from being used in TV adverts and film soundtracks, as well as being performed by the most famous singers of the day in concerts and on records.

Some of the best classical artist from the past and present are featured in this luxury set including sopranos Montserrat Caballe, Elisabeth Scahwarzkopf, and Renata Scotto; tenors Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, and Jon Vickers; mezzo-sopranos Fiorenza Cossotto, Elena Obraztsova and Shirley Verrett, and baritones Piero Cappuccilli, Peter Glossop and Sherrill Milnes, under famous conductors including Carlo Maria Giulini, Herbert von Karajan and Riccardo Muti.



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (1977-07-10_1977-07-20&1978-)
  • Running Time: 103 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (12/07/1982-12/22/1982)
  • Running Time: 111 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Giovanna d'Arco
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London (08/23/1972-09/01/1972)
  • Running Time: 113 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1845

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Attila
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 79 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1846

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (07/05/1976-07/09/1976); Abbey Road Studios, London (07/05/1976-07/09/1976); Kingsway Hall, London (07/13/1976-07/20/1976); Abbey Road Studios, London (07/13/1976-07/20/1976)
  • Running Time: 116 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (09/03/1955-09/16/1955)
  • Running Time: 68 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
  • Performer: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/28/2001-09/09/2001)
  • Running Time: 93 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (07/05/1980-07/15/1980)
  • Running Time: 73 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: La Scala, Milan, Italy (1989-12-07_1989-12-23&1990-)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Roma (1957-09-25_1957-09-30&1957-)
  • Running Time: 43 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Watford Town Hall (06/28/1975-06/30/1975); Watford Town Hall (1975-07-02_1975-07-05&1975-)
  • Running Time: 90 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (07/06/1986-07/15/1986)
  • Running Time: 146 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Walthamstow Town Hall (08/18/1970-08/31/1970)
  • Running Time: 129 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (1967-06-21_1967-07-06_1967-)
  • Running Time: 97 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
  • Performers: Michel Sénéchal (Voice); Mario Machi (Baritone); Peter Glossop (Baritone); Aldo Bottion (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin (1973-04-30_1973-05-02&1973-)
  • Running Time: 90 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
  • Performers: Tomaso Spataro (Tenor); Nicola Zaccaria (Bass); Tito Gobbi (Baritone); Renato Ercolani (Vocals)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (1956-06-21_1956-06-23&1956-)
  • Running Time: 80 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893